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Foolish (1999)

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In this film, "Fifty Dollah" Waise is involved in a crime ring which worries his grandmother. "Fifty Dollah"'s brother "Foolish" is an aspiring comedian. While "Fifty Dollah" tries to get his own life in order and give "Foolish" the push he needs, he must deal with criminal leader Eldorado Ron.
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    R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
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    Lionsgate

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Cast

Eddie Griffin
as Miles Foolish Waise
Master P
as Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise, Quentin Fifty Dollah Waise
Amy Petersen
as Desiree
Frank Sivero
as Giovanni
Andrew Dice Clay
as El Dorado Ron
Marla Gibbs
as Odetta Waise
Bill Nunn
as Jimmy Beck
A.J. Johnson
as himself
John Marlo
as Alabama Brown
Clifton Powell
as Everett Washington
Bill Duke
as Studio Producer
Nick Meany
as Director
Dino Shortie
as Card Player
Linda O'Neil
as Nikeeta
Naomi Matsuda
as Giovanni's Waitress
Lawrence Williams Jr.
as Heckler No. 1
Mia X
as Heckler No. 2
Earl Carter
as Heckler No. 3
Essie Humphrey
as Police Officer
Rebecca Holden
as Rebecca the Waitress
Tommy Chunn
as Himself
Alicia Chavira
as Young Desiree
Louis Coleman
as Young Fifty
Lauren Peltz
as Posh Hostess
Jeff Clanagan
as Court Client
Bob Baker
as Himself
Ixchelle Marroquin
as Bedsheet Girl
Carlos Cervantes
as Restaurant Owner
Orenda Waters
as Flirtatious Woman
Lee Miller
as Bouncer No. 1
Mark V. Smith
as Bouncer No. 2
Jimmie Keller
as Ticket Scalper
Derrell Cunegin
as Fifty's Venue Patron
Drew Powell
as Man Next to White Boy
Daryl Brown
as Robin Harris
Fred Tatasciore
as Redd Foxx
The Griff
as Sammy Davis
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Critic Reviews for Foolish

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

The miserable production values-the cardboard sets rival a Little Rascals talent show-and P's stone-faced delivery are merely amateurish, but as a vanity project for Griffin, Foolish is downright appalling.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
AV Club
Top Critic

A strange combination of urban melodrama and comedy concert film.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

The film loses complete credibility when the audiences at the comedy clubs where Foolish works go wild with delight, way out of proportion to the hilarity of the material. And Foolish is just a little too smug about his artistic integrity.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Eddie Griffin buffs have the best reason to check out this amateurish effort: Griffin's profane, sometimes sharply observed stand-up routines take up a big chunk of the movie's total running time.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009

Griffin's few sparks onstage are not worth the wait.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Simpleminded melodrama about two brothers' conflicting struggles to better their lives. Oops, not only did I describe the story, I just gave the entire story away. Sorry.

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Foolish

This movie doesn't know whether to be a stand-up show or a romantic comedy. Eddie Griffin really tries here, but his co-stars hold him back hard. Eddie is much better these days.

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

This movie doesn't know whether to be a stand-up show or a romantic comedy. Eddie Griffin really tries here, but his co-stars hold him back hard. Eddie is much better these days.

DC Fixx
DC Fixx

This movie doesn't know whether to be a stand-up show or a romantic comedy. Eddie Griffin really tries here, but his co-stars hold him back hard. Eddie is much better these days.

DC Fixx
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